Front Parlor Series: Trojan Stories

Umbrella.jpg For a while now, we've been hoping someone would start something like this in the Capital Region.

Tonight at The Ale House, volunteers will take turns telling 5 minutes stories -- like they do on The Moth. The Front Parlor Series started up a few months ago in Troy.

People get together once a month at The Ale House to tell and/or listen to 5 minute stories on a theme (tonight's theme is Water, Water Everywhere.) Stories can be funny, or sad, or cringe-worthy, but they must be true. No books. No notes. Just the storyteller and their wits.

This kind of old school storytelling has become pretty popular in cities around the country and in the UK. You can hear some of the stories on The Moth Radio Hour.

Here's an account of February's Valentine's Day Front Parlor storytelling event at The Ale House. Tonight's stories start at 7:30. If you want to listen, just pull up a chair. If you want to tell a story of your own, throw your name in their coffee can. There are ten stories per event. Oh, and it's free.

Image by flicker user Vectorportal

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The Ale House
680 River Street
Troy , NY 12180

Comments

I thought it began at 7:30?

I went last month and heard some great stories from incredible people. Looking forward to another round tonight! Editors: We were originally told 9, but you're right. It's 7:30. Corrected in the post.

I started Front Parlor!
Thanks for posting on the AOA page. Next time I will poll the audience to ask how people heard about the event. (Most folks are people I know from around Troy/Albany.)
Tonight was the third event. Tons of fun! ...and it's growing.

Next event: Monday, May 9.
Theme: "Danger"
7:30-9:30pm at the Ale House

Feel free to e-mail me for more info: abblub[at]gmail.com
Peace,
Abby Lublin.

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